Mandar Rao Dessai: Away goal important for us

FC Goa suffered a disappointing 4-1 loss against Chennaiyin FC in the first leg of their Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 semi-final clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Despite missing both Hugo Boumous and Brandon Fernandes, the Gaurs did well to hold the Marina Machans off in the first half but failed to replicate in the second period. Goa will have to overturn the massive three-goal deficit in the reverse leg next Saturday but the away goal will keep their hopes alive.

After the fixture, indiansuperleague.com spoke with Goa skipper Mandar Rao Dessai in an exclusive post-match interview. Here’s what he had to say:

Read the Match Report here.

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